Newell of Philadelphia - Hand applied layers of color was skillfully painted on the tintype image. The result is often very pleasing and surprisingly engaging, particularly this one with this soldier's deep stare and gaze. Condition Statement: I believe the Plate is in Excellent Condition, as is the surrounding gold-gilt matting. Although each sale is unique, I believe this high value speaks to the quality and rarity of this type of photographic image This is a 135+ year old image as such it has the warm and normal patina as has acquired those tiny minor condition you would expect.
More on the Full-Plate Pennellograph. This is a full-plate hand-colored tintype of a Union Private Soldier killed during the skirmish at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. Google, Pennellograph and you can see that these are rare tintypes that have been hand-colored. The surface of the image was stenciled and then layered with hand colored tinted carbons. Each pennellograph was sealed due to the fragile nature of the image surface.
The original paper label is still on the back (someone taped it years ago) with a patent date of 1875. SO, what we have here is a full plate tintype taken during the war, then later hand colored in the pennellograph process. Has original backing, glass, and frame. The item "RARE CIVIL WAR Union Soldier PENNELLOGRAPH Tintype MUSEUM HAND-PAINTED FOLK ART" is in sale since Friday, August 28, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "desertangel-usa" and is located in Indio, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.